The Bunyip Hole | The Rocks of Honey
by Patricia Wrightson
(Australian Children’s Classics)
John Ferguson, 1960, ISBN 0909134448, coloured endpapers, hardcover with tipped-in illustration on front board, gilded lettering on spine
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions (see photographs)
“The Bunyip Hole: The wonderful North Coast country, just south of the Queensland border, is the kind of place in which anything might happen; but even the four Collins children, who lived there, did not expect their holiday camp in the old shack by the waterfall to provide so many surprises. A Bunyip is as real as imagination makes it. To Binty Collins that was very real indeed, and there was certainly nothing imaginary about the Bunyip Hole.
The Rocks of Honey: High in the “Rocks of Honey”, so the Aboriginal legend went, Warrimai, the club-thrower, had hidden a stone axe which he believed to be cursed. Over the years many men had searched for it. Barney Willis and his Aboriginal fiend, Eustace Murray, are determined to climb the rocks and find the axe. Their footsteps are dogged by a strange, fey girl, Winnie Bates, who has a tendency to burst into tears and a surprising ability to ger her own way. When at last the children find the axe the pat reaches out and touches them all”